Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A New Customer for the Bird Feeder

This handsome grouse surprised us. I thought it was a chicken at first, pecking around on the ground, then flapping up onto the crabapple tree and sitting there for several minutes. Plenty of time to get the camera and change the batteries, which always fail at crucial moments. Normally they hang out in the hills, not in people's gardens. I have had some recipe suggestions but he/she is far too distinguished to be eaten. Lucky there weren't any hunters around because they would have had an extremely easy shot.

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